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Dive Bar Book Club OC Meetup


Welcome to the Dive Bar Book Club OC!!! We're a fun group, so if you like to have a couple of cocktails in a great little place, and talk about a great read, join us!!

On the second Tuesday of each month, we'll meet in a different place in the general area of HB, NB, Irvine, Costa Mesa or Tustin. Dive bar, or upscale bar, we'll mix it up each month.

Join us - the goal is to laugh, have a great, interesting discussion on a bestseller book, and enjoy our libations while we're doing it!! If you like contemporary fiction and can handle your liquor, we want to meet you!!


From Publishers Weekly
Starred Review. In the summer of 1942, the French police arrested thousands of Jewish families and held them outside of Paris before shipping them off to Auschwitz. On the 60th anniversary of the roundups, an expatriate American journalist covering the atrocities discovers a personal connection—her apartment was formerly occupied by one such family. She resolves to find out what happened to Sarah, the 10-year-old daughter, who was the only family member to survive. The story is heart-wrenching, and Polly Stone gives an excellent performance, keeping a low-key tone through descriptions of horror that would elicit excessive dramatics from a less talented performer. Her characters are easy to differentiate, and her French accent is convincing. De Rosnay's novel is captivating, and the powerful narration gives it even greater impact. A St. Martin's hardcover. (June)
Copyright © Reed Business Information, a division of Reed Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
"A wonderful book." --Joy Behar, The View

“This is the shocking, profoundly moving and morally challenging story...  It will haunt you, it will help to complete you… nothing short of miraculous.”  -Augusten Burroughs
“Just when you thought you might have read about every horror of the Holocaust, a book will come along and shine a fierce light upon yet another haunting wrong.  SARAH'S KEY is such a novel.  In remarkably unsparing, unsentimental prose... through a lens so personal and intimate, it will make you cry--and remember.” -Jenna Blum, author of Those Who Save Us
"A haunting, riveting novel... This book grabs your heart in the opening chapter, and its scenes and characters stay with you long after you finish." --Publishers Weekly, a PW 2008 Staff Pick
“Masterly and compelling, it is not something that readers will quickly forget. Highly recommended.”-Library Journal, Starred Review
“Exceptional, emotional, and compelling…” – Sacramento Bee


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  • Karen G.

    Really great group of people. I enjoyed myself!!!!!

    July 12, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    It was a friendly group, with intelligent discussions about an interesting book. A fun way to spend a Tuesday evening!

    July 11, 2012

  • Buffy Z.

    I had a great time discussing this book and hearing the different perspectives.

    July 11, 2012

  • Michelle

    Ok, so that was a rocking Book Club night!! Thanks to all, everyone participated in the discussion and hopefully got something out of it. Stay tuned for the next DBBC!!

    July 11, 2012

  • David

    Everyone had interesting thoughts on the story. Made me look at the book in some new ways. The most fun you can have discussing the holocaust.

    July 10, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    Michelle keeps the conversation going and looks out for new members - the books are a great mixture of reading material - and tonight, everyone had something to contribute about Sarah's Key and the many perspectives a varied group of people will have on the characters and their flaws - made it very enjoyable.

    July 10, 2012

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